Mortgages

Understanding mortgage rates

The influence of the Bank of Canada, in tandem with the markets, influence your mortgage rates. The following are excerpts from the Bank of Canada website: Buying a home is probably the biggest purchase you’ll ever make. If you’re like …

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Life View

Is a Life Insurance benefit taxable?

The advantages of life insurance are well known: It is foundational to a sound financial plan to ensure peace of mind for your family if anything were to happen to you. A policy’s death benefit, payable to your estate or …

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Registered Investments

Contributing to Your Retirement

Now is a good time to assess what you want to invest in your Registered Retirement Savings Plan (RRSP) or Tax-Free Savings Account (TFSA) or both. RRSP Contribution Limits 18% of the income you earned the previous year, up to …

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Investor Insight

How market volatility can work for the investor

Volatility is when prices of stocks and equity funds increasingly shift in value up or down. When a low-volatility period is followed by increases in volatility, stock markets may begin to offer lower prices, which can effectually present lower priced fund units, both offering a buying opportunity for the investor.

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